I was looking at that also but the ribs in it looked like an issue to flatten the only piece you would need a large bucket is the back plate . I got a large industrial cleaner bottle from the DPW is a lot thicker also.
Using a bucket to cut out the armor looks like a great idea to me. I've been interested in making a Mando suit and hadn't thought of that. I intend on purchasing the helmet, but for everything else, this bucket idea looks awesome.
Looking forward to your progress.
I used a hardhat and two 5 gallon buckets to make my Mando helmet. Worked great. PVC pipe works great for armor. You just heat it with a heat gun to flatten it. Then draw your patterns on, then reheat and shape to your body. The PVC has a nice thickness and feels like real armor. Also paint adheres great to the PVC. If you would like pics I can post some. I'm an official member of the Mercs.
Was going to cast a replica of a Fett helm i have access to but it is deformed from how it was stored so I got the WOF template from the Dented Helmet and this is the progress:
- an bunch of templates on cardboard
-the cardboard template lower together:
I was not happy with how it looked so ...
Attempt 2 with card stock:
-with dome attached I glued 2 pieces of card stock together for all the templates to add strength:
-First Coat of glass on paper:
got second coat on out side also need to resin the inside and add fiber mat